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How long can you store breastmilk?

We know that many of you pump your milk, either for work or for occasional times away from your babies. We also know that figuring out how long your milk can safely stay on the counter, in the fridge or a cooler, and in the freezer can be a confusing process. In an attempt to reduce the confusion, we looked at the many available breast… Continue Reading >




Negative emotions while breastfeeding?

Have you ever felt agitated while breastfeeding? Have you had negative thoughts or feelings? Do you feel anxious, angry, or trapped?These unwanted and unpleasant feelings are increasingly recognized and are now known as "breastfeeding aversion and agitation" (BAA). Mothers who experience this can feel guilt, shame, and fear about… Continue Reading >




Help! My Baby Won’t Nurse

So, you've gotten over the learning curve of breastfeeding in the early weeks and months, and nursing is humming along without much drama. Then suddenly, your baby refuses to nurse.  Full stop.  It's likely that you're experiencing a nursing strike. A nursing strike is typically a sudden refusal of a baby to breastfeed, often out of the… Continue Reading >




How Your Breastmilk Is Made

Did your breasts become fuller and more tender during pregnancy? This is a sign that your body was hard at work beginning the milk making process. Breast changes during pregnancy are a result of hormones that cause the milk ducts and glandular tissue (milk making cells) to grow and increase in size. The developing placenta stimulates the… Continue Reading >




6 Remarkable Properties of Breast Milk

Breast milk provides wholesome nutrition to babies, but that’s just the beginning. Scientific studies and the experience of nursing mothers continue to confirm that breast milk has an array of surprising characteristics and powerful health benefits. Whether a mother is producing an ample supply of breast milk when her baby is born or can… Continue Reading >




The Soothing Herbs of Motherlove Nipple Cream

When you have sore, cracked nipples, you want safe and effective relief fast!Many women have found that Motherlove Nipple Cream softens and soothes painful breastfeeding nipples. Our creamy salve goes on easily and also serves as an excellent diaper balm. Motherlove Nipple Cream is made with 100% USDA certified organic, non-GMO and… Continue Reading >




Skin-To-Skin and Breastfeeding in the Operating Room After a Cesarean Birth

Think it’s not possible to experience the magic of holding your baby skin-to-skin and breastfeed in the operating room after a cesarean birth? We are happy to share that, in many cases, it is possible! Though it is not (yet) common practice, a growing number of providers are embracing skin-to-skin and breastfeeding immediately following… Continue Reading >




10 Tips for Breastfeeding on Vacation: Guest Post From The Badass Breastfeeder

It’s never a bad time to take a vacation with the kids when you are a breastfeeding mom. Your baby’s food is always fresh, nutritious and easy to transport! Breastfeeding has been a wonderful way for me to keep my children feeling safe and secure while we are off exploring new things. Children sometimes get overwhelmed and exhausted while… Continue Reading >




Get to Know Blessed Thistle

Blessed thistle can easily be recognized by its yellow or purple flowers sprouting from spiked, fine-haired leaves. Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, this herb can grow as tall as 30 cm in sunny, well-drained gardens. The plant and flowers are best harvested in the late mornings of summer months, after the dew evaporates and… Continue Reading >




10 Reasons Besides Hunger that Babies Feed | More Milk Plus

If it seems like your baby is constantly breastfeeding, it’s important to know that 1) you’re not alone; many mothers experience this, and 2) it doesn’t necessarily indicate that your baby isn’t getting enough milk in any feeding. In fact, the majority of mothers who believe they have a low milk supply are incorrectly assigning certain… Continue Reading >




Can You Breastfeed with Pierced Nipples?

Body modifications such as branding, piercing, and tattooing have been around for over 5000 years, and have experienced a resurgence in popularity over the past 20 years. Throughout history, men and women have pierced their nipples for religious or spiritual reasons, beautification, decoration, protection, and social rank or status. Since… Continue Reading >




The Magic of Skin-to-Skin on Breastfeeding

You've heard that holding your newborn skin-to-skin is good for your baby, right? Also called “kangaroo care”, skin-to-skin care was originally developed in 1978 as a desperate move to save premature babies in resource-poor hospitals that lacked enough incubators.Over the years however, research has shown that skin-to-skin care benefits… Continue Reading >